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VIDEOS: How to Make Copper Wire Frets on a Cigar Box Guitar

In my upcoming book, Poor Man's Guitar, I explore the building techniques and history behind many antique homemade guitars in my collectio…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 18 hours ago
Reply by darryl kernaghan

VIDEO: Cigar Box Harp by Don Peddle

Instrument builder, Don Peddle first debuted this video back in 2011 and features his tabletop, double strung harp. It has 17 strings each…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

6 yesterday
Reply by JL

Gitty Gang Episode #40 - Building with Bigger Boxes

In our first live simulcast to Youtube, Ben Gitty and Glenn talk about BIG BOX GUITARS: guitars build from larger wooden boxes and crates…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 on Monday

VIDEO: "My CBG" by Roberts, Robertson, Skeleton Key & Hillbilly

THIS IS CIGAR BOX NATION WRAPPED UP INTO ONE VIDEO!!! Nathan J. Roberts, Hal Robertson, Skeleton Key and Rob "Hillbilly" Ingram got toget…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

11 Apr 11
Reply by Rob Ingram

COOL INVENTION! Lap Steel Adapter for Guitar Slides by Leo Cayuela

Cigar Box Nation member, Leo Cayuela just posted this invention in several separate photo pages.  We love the idea so much, we've put all t…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

11 Apr 4
Reply by Mike Larson

Video: Hacking a Homemade Dulcimer - MINOR KEYS

I truly believe every house needs a dulcimer or canjo!  They're simple instruments that anybody can play, plus they have such a distinctive…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

4 Apr 3
Reply by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

Video: Ben Gitty & Shane Speal - the UNEDITED interview

The Cigar Box Nation editors are in Shane's shop, talk about Reverend Peyton, showing off Shane's very first cigar box guitar and do a litt…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

6 Apr 3
Reply by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

A Better Acoustic Pickup for Cigar Box Guitar: How I Install a Piezo Rod & Preamp

Get the most out of your acoustic/electric cigar box guitars with an inexpensive piezo rod & preamp unit.  In this video, I show a simp…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 Mar 28
Reply by Keith 66

Build an Electric Broomstick Diddley Bow - by Scrap Wood City

The crazy fellow known as Scrap Wood City is back with another junk instrument tutorial.  This time, he's showing you how to make a well-p…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Mar 27

VIDEO: How to Woodburn Custom Text Up the Neck of a Cigar Box Guitar

Shane Speal ditched his $15 woodburning pen for a professional Colewood system and hasn't looked back yet.  In this episode of Cigar Box Na…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

11 Mar 24
Reply by Mike Larson

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